Posted 17.07.19 by Alex Watson
If you are able to go, make damn sure you do.
Not many established companies in London would have such an inclusive work experience programme- a paid one at that. Offering opportunities from sitting in on a meeting discussing publicity campaigns for next year’s bestsellers, to assisting the brand manager of a top celebrity chef, it’s easily the best and most useful placement I have ever done.
My favourite part of the placement would have to be the environment. I was given my own desk, spacious and comfortable, with my own computer and login details in the Michael Joseph publicity and marketing department. I would undertake tasks for staff as and when they arose, as well as a small number of admin which need completion every day- these ones especially made me feel a true part of the team. But then again, I already felt a true part of the team due to the kind welcome I was given by my colleagues.
There are no office politics, no desktop wars that could alienate you from half the office depending on whose side you choose. Everyone is a team no matter what size the department is, which for a girl who has gone from an angry shop girl to an exhausted waitress is a huge breath of fresh air.
It truly is an excellent opportunity and a rare treat – one not to be missed.